Cars that run on hydrogen and exhaust only water vapor are emerging to challenge electric vehicles as the world's transportation of the future. At auto shows on two continents Wednesday, three automakers unveiled hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to be delivered to the general public as early as next spring.
The Mars rover Curiosity has temporarily stopped science observations while NASA checks out an electrical problem. The space agency said Wednesday the voltage change was first discovered on Sunday and engineers think it might be some kind of short...
Today on Engineering Newswire, we're launching drones from tiny boats, recycling shower water, using sensors to prevent serious brain injuries, and making batteries more efficient by going viral. Typically, distance per charge is the biggest complaint and fear of those driving electric vehicles. Now, MIT researchers have started using genetically modified viruses to help the situation.
A glowing lagoon off Puerto Rico's northeast coast has gone nearly dark and biologists on Tuesday were trying to find out why. Theories range from an increase in construction runoff to inclement weather to people clearing mangroves to allow larger boats into the area.
As international negotiators discuss global efforts to confront climate change at the 19th United Nation’s Conference of Parties (COP19), a group of MIT researchers suggest that the current regional efforts may not be enough to avoid the dangerous consequences of rising emissions.
Gigabit ethernet switch solutions speed the integration of modern networking technology into defense platformsNovember 20, 2013 4:29 pm | Curtiss-Wright Controls | Product Releases | Comments
Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions has introduced two new cost-effective rugged Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch solutions, the SMS-652 Rugged Switchbox subsystem and VPX3-652 GbE Switch module, that speed and ease the integration of modern networking technology into defense platforms.
Mouser Electronics is now stocking Atmel’s XMEGA E-Series microcontrollers that target space constraints with compact devices and offer power efficiency and an unmatched combination of memory size, low sleep current and short wake-up time.
B&K Precision today announced its new 2510 Series handheld digital storage oscilloscopes (DSO). Four models make up this new line of dual-channel oscilloscopes that includes 60 MHz and 100 MHz bandwidth models in non-isolated and isolated designs.
For many years the most effective test socket contact design for BGA devices was the "pogo pin", a pin design that has been in use since the 1950s when it was invented by Everett Charles Technologies. At that time, its primary use was to test PWBs. Over the years the basic pogo design was adapted to accommodate the testing of BGA devices.
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a "kill switch" that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but San Francisco's top prosecutor says the nation's biggest carriers have rejected the idea.
The HealthCare.gov website will still be a work in progress beyond the end of the month, Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday, appearing to soften a promise that the site will be working by then for the vast majority of users. "The 30th of November is not a magic go, no go date. It is a work of constant improvement," Sebelius told The Associated Press.
The Tokyo Motor Show opened to the press Wednesday, with leading automakers showcasing next-generation fuel-cell cars and electric vehicles as they look to the burgeoning green car market. At the 43rd motor show, which will open to the wider public from Saturday at Tokyo Big Sight, at least 76 vehicles will be showcased for their world premiere.
Toyota is promising a mass-produced fuel cell car by 2015 in the latest ambitious push to go green by an industry long skeptical about the super-clean technology that runs on hydrogen. Satoshi Ogiso, the Toyota Motor Corp. executive in charge of fuel cells, said Wednesday the vehicle is not just for leasing to officials and celebrities...
Looking for that perfect light for your home office? A new chair or coffee table? You might try making it yourself, at home, with just the click of a button. Three-D printing, a novelty once reserved for science fiction, is going mainstream thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology.
I recently went to a “Pumpkin Sling” (aka Punkin’ Chunkin’) where participants designed trebuchets to see who could get theirs to throw a pumpkin the farthest. A lot of the teams were made up of kids, who all did an incredible job building the machines. I was particularly inspired by a young man from a Cub Scout troop who very clearly outlined how the machine worked and how they had built it.